Few issues strike home for working families as much as education for their children. To be equipped for life, every child needs and deserves high-quality education that is available to all—from early childhood through college. For schools to work, educators must have the support and resources they need to succeed and school buildings must be well-equipped and well-maintained. Our schools must serve all children, and comprehensive services and supports must be in place for students with the greatest needs. All students should have access to higher education and assistance paying for it so they are not barred from college or saddled with impossible debt when they leave.
Public schools and public school teachers have been under attack in recent years—from widespread efforts to shift public school funding to private school voucher programs, to attempts to privatize public schools, to moves by governors and state legislators to take bargaining rights from teachers and other school personnel. These attacks are designed to serve the 1 percent—CEOs who can profit from privatized systems and the wealthiest families—at the expense of the 99 percent of students who deserve the best.
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The first New York City budget under Mayor de Blasio and a new City Council will be finalized within the next few weeks.
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Steamfitters do the complicated job of building and maintaining the inner mechanical systems that keep its buildings functioning efficiently, serving more than 8.4 million residents and over 53 million tourists each year.
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On Tuesday May 6 staff from several unions gathered at the Central Labor Council for a training by Russell Drapkin and Amy Lampkin from the political department of the national AFL-CIO. They spent the day training participants in LAN- the Labor Action Network a tool which allows affiliates to ef
Yesterday, thousands of union members and community groups converged on City Hall Park to speak out for fair wages and contracts, safe jobs and comprehensive immigration reform.